Ex-miners fuel support for first-aid group after reunion

big boost -- Darren Allcock (right) receives the cheque. Also pictured are (from left) Terry Werle, Doreen Werle, Michael Winfield, Marilyn Winfield, Andrew Dickenson and June Dabell -- DISPIC NHUD11-1864-1.
big boost -- Darren Allcock (right) receives the cheque. Also pictured are (from left) Terry Werle, Doreen Werle, Michael Winfield, Marilyn Winfield, Andrew Dickenson and June Dabell -- DISPIC NHUD11-1864-1.

THE HUCKNALL and Linby division of the St John Ambulance has been given a welcome financial fillip — thanks to an annual reunion of ex-miners.

It received a cheque for £170, which was raised by an event open to former workers at Linby Colliery and their families.

The event normally takes place at Bestwood Village Social Club but this year’s venue was Hucknall Town Football Club’s Talk Of The Town Social Club on Watnall Road.

St John divisional superintendent Darren Allcock, of Hucknall, said: “We are very grateful to the ex-miners for choosing us as their charity this year. It was very nice of them to think of us.”

This has been a busy year for the division, which still meets at Seymour Road Baptist Church on Hucknall’s Ruffs Estate.

The members are looking forward to a special engagement when they take part in an event to mark the national St John ‘Save A Life’ campaign at Papplewick Pumping Station on Saturday September 24.